You’re off to Uni, congratulations! The best three years of your life are about to start. The hardest thing about first year is deciding what to take with you and what to leave at home. You’ve spent the last 18 years collecting items, but is the pair of shoes you bought for your first school disco really necessary? Unless you’re moving from the busy city life to the country side, there will still be shops where you’re going, so it’s easy enough to buy things when you get there. If you are moving into a student accommodation there is a 100% chance that you will end up with six of everything if not more. There are some things that are more important to take than others. Here’s your ultimate list of things to take to Uni that hopefully will help you out!
1. Bed Sheets
3. Coat Hangers
5. Photo Decor
6. Door Stop
7. Ear Plugs
12. Wash Bag; Toothpaste, Tooth Brush, Shampoo etc.
13. Makeup Organiser
15. Plastic Dining Set (Bowls, Plates, Cups, Silverware)
16. Baking Trays
17. Drinking Glasses
*Be prepared to buy all this again in second semester, it’ll either go missing at pre-drinks or you’ll eat in someone else’s flat and forgot to take it back to your own.
19. Your Laptop
21. USB Memory Stick
23. Water Bottle With Filter
24. Deck Of Cards (easily turned into drinking games)
27. Provisional/Driving Licence
28. Student Finance Details
29. Bank Details
30. Student Discount Cards; Rail Cards, NUS Cards etc.
Use this list as a step by step guide when packing to separate the needs from the wants. Some items are more important than others and some you’ll want just for fun. You can also use this article to see the best items that any student could possibly need for uni!